Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Liz Cheney’s statement on the EPA’s announcement today to replace the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan.

“I applaud this important step by the Trump Administration to replace the damaging Obama Clean Power Plan with a rule that will return flexibility to the states and to our coal industry.  The Obama Clean Power Plan killed jobs, strangled our economy, and attempted to destroy our coal industry. Ensuring the reliability of our power grid by supporting coal — a crucial baseload power source — is an economic and national security priority.  Wyoming Powder River Basin Coal is the cleanest in the world and is a national treasure.  I’m encouraged by the Trump Administration’s continuous efforts to protect our coal and fossil fuel industry across the country and especially in Wyoming.  I’m looking forward to continuing to work with my colleagues and the Trump Administration to replace the Clean Power Plan with policies and regulations that help support the fossil fuels we need to power our nation.”